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  9/13/2009, Elul 24, 5769

PA to Pay Terrorist 'Martyrs' Families

The Palestinian Authority will give a special one-time gift of $100 to the families of “martyrs” this month in honor of Ramadan, PA officials announced Saturday. The PA defines as “martyr” any person killed in clashes with Israeli troops, and relatives of “martyrs” receive a monthly PA stipend.

PA officials said the cost of the Ramadan gift would be covered by Fatah. The money will go to all families regardless of whether they support Fatah or rival terrorist groups such as Hamas, they said.